Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




5326 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1502

Trusted

Topic # 146895 2-Jun-2014 09:15
Send private message

Can i run Netflix on a WD Live TV bought in NZ?
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=DVAWD0005&name=WD-WD-TV-Live-Streaming-Media-Player-(Built-in-Wir

Create new topic
419 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 94

Subscriber

  Reply # 1057789 2-Jun-2014 09:23
Send private message

Yes it does

but its not the fastest , i have upgrade to a Amazon Fire TV , for a much better streaming of Netflix in my home (zero buffering unlike the WD )







 

Amazon Echo

 

Nexus 5X
Magic TV 3600
Sony EX700

 

Unblocking service
Amazon Fire TV x 2  = Netflix USA + Hulu Plus
Lightbox






5326 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1502

Trusted

  Reply # 1057790 2-Jun-2014 09:25
Send private message

marlinz: Yes it does

but its not the fastest , i have upgrade to a Amazon Fire TV , for a much better streaming of Netflix in my home (zero buffering unlike the WD )




On paper that doesnt make sense.
They should be pulling the same data from the same source. The device wouoldnt affect international data?

(I want it so i can set DNS on the device.)

Also setting up a second line, (Bigpipe aka. Netflixpipe for me house)

 
 
 
 


2491 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 919

Subscriber

  Reply # 1057810 2-Jun-2014 09:59
Send private message

I have no buffering issues, though I have the wd tv live hub so is slightly different spec.




Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD // Samsung U28D590D @ 3840x2160 & Asus PB278Q @ 2560x1440
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I w/Spark



5326 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1502

Trusted

  Reply # 1057814 2-Jun-2014 10:18
Send private message

Inphinity: I have no buffering issues, though I have the wd tv live hub so is slightly different spec.


Whats better?

1070 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 99

Trusted

  Reply # 1057854 2-Jun-2014 11:33
Send private message

TimA:
They should be pulling the same data from the same source. The device wouoldnt affect international data?


Netflix playback does vary from device to device. For example we have a Sony Blu-Ray player with Netflix app and it struggles to pull down a decent SD image when connected to the exact same 100/50 Snap UFB connection as our Apple TVs which play in HD effortlessly with zero buffering.

812 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 536

Trusted

  Reply # 1057869 2-Jun-2014 11:47
Send private message

I have no issues streaming Netflix from my WDTV live (although it is running the WDXLTV so I'm unsure if the orignal firmware can do it), It's been sitting in its box unused for the past month or so since getting my Amazon Fire though.

419 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 94

Subscriber

  Reply # 1057910 2-Jun-2014 12:58
Send private message

TimA:
marlinz: Yes it does

but its not the fastest , i have upgrade to a Amazon Fire TV , for a much better streaming of Netflix in my home (zero buffering unlike the WD )




On paper that doesnt make sense.
They should be pulling the same data from the same source. The device wouoldnt affect international data?

(I want it so i can set DNS on the device.)

Also setting up a second line, (Bigpipe aka. Netflixpipe for me house)



Well thats just what i have found in my experience Amazon Fire TV is must quicker and has zero buffering unlike the WDLive TV


%MCEPASTEBIN%





 

Amazon Echo

 

Nexus 5X
Magic TV 3600
Sony EX700

 

Unblocking service
Amazon Fire TV x 2  = Netflix USA + Hulu Plus
Lightbox






5326 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1502

Trusted

  Reply # 1057938 2-Jun-2014 13:35
Send private message

It can and pretty well. (Doesnt seem to want to stream at 1080P even on 200Mbp/s fibre stuck on 720P)

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55


2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55


Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21


Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37


Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31


Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27


Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27


Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26


Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.